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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Not a real horror movie unless the black guy dies first (I guess). My theory is they killed each person with some justification in mind: the British couple and the academic weren't caucasian enough (also IP theft), the skinny kid urinated on the sacred tree, Christian was a cheatin' scoundrel commanded to ursine death by the May Queen.

    Lost count of all the mind-altering drugs. Foreign substances messing with your mind, that's good horror material.

    Reminds me of Rite of Spring, LDS rituals, The Wicker Man, Cabin in the Woods, Hereditary.

    Adequate storytelling?

  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Fiction that’s truer than true. 
    Pretty great combination of themes: Home ownership, gentrification, family mythologies, friendship.

    The play scene felt out of place to me. It didn’t fit, seemed to fall outside the scope of those aforementioned themes. 

    But I loved the rest of it.

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